D. Carleton (Daniel Carleton) Gajdusek journals, 1957-1984


Date: 1957-1984 | Size: 30 Volumes


These journals record his medical and epidemiological research (especially that on Kuru), pediatric studies, human and population genetics work, as he traveled throughout the world. The countries and regions included are Africa, Australia, Colombia, Guam, Indonesia, Libya, Melanesia, New Guinea, New Hebrides, Pacific Islands, Paraguay, Soviet Union, and the Western Caroline Islands.

Background note

D. Carleton Gajdusek is a pediatrician and virologist.

Collection Information

Physical description

30 volumes.


Restrictions on Access:

Restrictions apply; consult the repository.


Presented by D. Carleton Gajdusek, 1981-1986; on-going accesssion. See in-house shelf list for additional accession numbers and dates.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • R/V Alpha Helix (Ship)


  • Journals (notebooks).


  • Medical scientists -- United States.


  • Central nervous system -- Diseases -- Etiology.
  • Diseases -- Causes and theories of causation.
  • Epidemiology -- Research -- Melanesia.
  • Epidemiology -- Research -- Micronesia.
  • Genetics -- Research.
  • Human genetics -- Research.
  • Kuru -- New Guinea.
  • Medicine -- Research.
  • Neurology -- Research.
  • Pediatrics -- Research.
  • Population genetics -- Research.
  • Virology -- Research.
  • Virus diseases.